What’s the Difference Between Investing and Speculating?

The words “speculating” and “investing” often get used interchangeably. And that’s not surprising, since they describe somewhat similar concepts. In both cases, you are laying out money with the hope of gaining a return in the future. And to muddy the waters further, marketers are prone to use the words to either cast aspersions on [...]

By |2021-10-29T13:12:58-04:00November 2nd, 2021|Financial Market, Investment Management|0 Comments

Free Trade Among the Ghosts and Goblins

Halloween, as comedian Jerry Seinfeld pointed out, is the best possible holiday a child can imagine. You simply go door-to-door and the neighbors give you handfuls of candy for free. But according to Kerry McDonald, trick-or-treating and the extensive trading of candy afterwards illustrate several important principles of a free market. The very concepts that [...]

By |2021-10-22T12:54:16-04:00October 26th, 2021|Financial Market|0 Comments

Skip this Movie: Why This Year’s Top-Performing Stock is a Good Example of Misguided Speculation

Crime novelist Catherine Aird observed, "If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning." This seems to be the role of AMC Entertainment, the movie theater chain whose stock has soared in recent months. Earlier this year, as pandemic restrictions took their toll on in-person entertainment businesses, AMC [...]

By |2021-09-24T10:14:26-04:00September 28th, 2021|Financial Market, Investment Management, Theus Wealth Advisors|0 Comments

New Investment Rules for Retirement Investing

On June 9, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Fiduciary Rule—the most famous and controversial set of investment regulations you’ve probably never heard of—is going to start taking effect. The rule promises better protection for investors who employ financial advisors to help manage their retirement accounts, including rollovers into an Individual Retirement Account. The Fiduciary Rule [...]

Investment Demons: Are you a Self-Deceiver?

Investment Demons: Are you a Self-Deceiver?   I've mentioned this before in relation to long-term investment strategies: Sir John Templeton (the father of international investing and considered one of the great investment icons of the twentieth century) often advised that you have to look foolish (sometimes even stupid) in the short-term in order to look [...]

By |2016-03-11T16:06:30-05:00March 11th, 2016|Financial Market, Portfolio|0 Comments

Don’t Fall For the Siren Song!

Don't Fall For the Siren Song!   The Deceptive Returns of Active Managers I tend not to like reinventing the wheel; there are a number of great authors out there who are ‘singing our song’ - that is discussing the research vis-a-vis what Wall Street hypes. When markets are negatively volatile, it’s easy to get [...]

By |2016-02-11T00:17:21-05:00February 11th, 2016|Financial Market|0 Comments
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